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Government that kids get flu mist instead of shot

(WFLX) - A group of government advisors says kids should get flu mist, the nasal flu vaccine, instead of the shot. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended children aged two to eight receive the needle-free flu vaccine called flu mist.        

The committee agreed with studies that proved the nasal vaccine is more effective than the shot for this age group. The CDC is not required to follow their advice, but they usually do.      

However, children under two would still need to get the regular flu shot.

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